IPIC – International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress
In 2013, IPOPI launched its first medical congress with a focus on PID clinical care – the International Primary Immunodeficiencies Congress (IPIC).
IPIC has been a resounding success since it was launched in 2013. The congress is organised every odd year, on an alternate basis with IPOPI’s Global Patients’ Meeting. IPIC was created to respond to an increasing demand from clinicians and other health professionals from all around the world for an international PID Clinical Care Congress. The uniqueness of IPIC comes from the fact that its programme is clinically orientated and prepared with input from the key PID stakeholders: doctors, patients and nurses.
IPIC’s global congress delegates primarily include doctors active in various clinical and scientific disciplines but also patient group leaders, nurses, industry representatives, health policy specialists and regulators as well as other key stakeholders.
The first IPIC was held in Estoril, Portugal, in 2013 and the second one in Budapest, Czech Republic in 2015. IPOPI took IPIC outside Europe in 2017. IPIC2017 was held in Dubai, UAE, and helped establish the congress maturity. IPIC2019 was held in Madrid, Spain, with a record number of attendees, requiring a large auditorium. IPIC2021 was delayed to 2022 and moved from Berlin, Germany to Vilamoura, Portugal, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.